Monthly Archives: March 2011

New Music: We Are Enfant Terrible

The French trio, We are Enfant Terrible, are hitting the electro-pop scene with thrilling intensity. Passionate, unique, and obsessed with old-school video games, the three Lille natives are a dirty mixture of quirky awesomeness. Combining elements of electronic, indie rock, punk, and 8-bit noises, We are Enfant Terrible create a funky sound that everyone, from edgy hipster to candy raver, can vibe. The group consists of vocalist Clo Floret, Thomas Fourney on guitar, keys, and backup vocals, and drummer Cyril Debarge whose knack for producing Game-boy style music somehow seeps into every track. After the November release of their debut EP, “Thanks For The Fish,” We are Enfant Terrible immediately attracted worldwide attention. Their 8-bit crazy, sassy dance beats are simply infectious. Responding to the fever, the French trio released a pair of singles, “Wild Child” and “Flesh ‘n’ Blood Kids,” that are now being re-released on their upcoming debut, Explicit Pictures, set to drop on April 5th. Check out the video for their sexy new single, “Filthy Love” below.

We are Enfant Terrible’s “Filthy Love”:

Plus, check out their Myspace where you can download Filthy Love for FREE!

March Madness!

Is there a better time of year than March Madness? When buzzer beaters from unheard of schools began knocking out major contenders from the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, I half expected cheerful carolers to appear singing on my doorstep. Now that my bracket is shredded and my favorite teams have been brutally eliminated, I can truly enjoy the holiday that we sports fanatics call the Sweet 16. Continue reading

Album Review: The Electric – Life is Moving

Legendary Hip-Hop DJ and Producer, DJ Vadim, has been hard at work constructing his latest musical project, collectively named The Electric. With a resume of beat-making for names including Stevie Wonder, the Roots, Erykah Badu, and Fat Freddy’s Drop, “Daddy Vadim” has proven his musical ingenuity through his collaborations. The Russian native is also known for his remarkable ability to scout rising talent, and in the last year DJ Vadim has focused on his new brainchild, the Electric. Hand picked from opposite ends of the globe, the group consists of Chicago-based, underground Hip-Hop artist, Pugs Atmoz, and the emerging UK soulful singer/songwriter, Sabira Jade. The trio embodies an innovative fusion of Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B, and electronic, giving them a totally unexplored sound. Despite the seemingly random pairing of artists, the group’s chemistry is undeniable. Continue reading

Listen: New Snoop Dogg With Gorillaz, Kanye

A pair of massive Snoop Dogg collaborations are currently circulating the internet.  After appearing on the Gorillaz’ last album Plastic Beach, Snoop once again teams up with English singer/songwriter Damon Albarn for a track titled “Sumthin Like This Night.” The smooth vocals of Snoop Dogg on top of a  wacky yet laidback Gorillaz beat creates a super chill track perfect for blazing a fatty. Continue reading

New Music: The Electric

World-renowned Hip-Hop DJ and Producer, DJ Vadim, is proud to present his latest creation: The Electric. Combining the talents of fresh underground Chicago rapper Pugs Atomz and UK singer/songwriter Sabira Jane, Vadim has created a powerful trio that is ready to show the world their diverse musical skills. The Electric’s sound is essentially Hip-Hop, but draws from other genres of Soul, R&B, and electronic. The group released their debut album, Life is Moving, on March 14th. Coupled with a spot at this year’s SXSW, the Electric’s debut is sure to establish this group in the up and coming Hip-Hop scene. Recently, the group has released a video for their single, “Beautiful.” Check out some footage here, and look out for a full Sour Grape review of their debut album:

Preview and Purchase Life Is Moving on iTunes

The Electric feat. Yarah Bravo: Beautiful

Mixtape Review: Mac Miller – Best Day Ever

The success of Mac Miller’s “K.I.D.S.” had the blogosphere buzzing about the new fresh kid from Pittsburgh, PA. Miller’s much anticipated follow up “Best Day Ever” dropped on March 11th for free and picks up where his last mixtape “K.I.D.S.” left off, reminding everyone to chill out, roll up some herb, and enjoy life. Mac’s latest release will solidify his place among the hottest names in hip-hop, but “Best Day Ever” struggles to maintain momentum and ultimately leaves fans wishing for more lyrical and artistic growth.

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Odd Future Perform at the 2011 MTV Woodie Awards

Can it be possible that OFWGKTA, emerging on the music scene just last year with disturbingly raunchy raps, is already closing the mtvU Woodie Awards? Apparently so. Rising to the forefront of the Hip-Hop scene in the blink of an eye with a hostile takeover via online, the Odd Future gang now has the world of pop culture mesmerized. Tyler, the Creator and his cohorts stole the show, with a performance complete with ski-masks, rainbow gnomes, dancing stuffed-animals, crowd-surfing, and yes, a swagged-out midget. These LA teens sure as hell know what they’re doing. Continue reading

Album Review: Frank Ocean – Nostalgia/Ultra

Just when Sour Grape thought the undeniably talented, yet shockingly outspoken rap ensemble, OFWGKTA, was done surprising the world, the LA crew throws another curve ball our way and his name is Frank Ocean. Smooth, sexy, bright, and oh so swag, Mr. Ocean is just what the R&B world needs. With a seductive voice reminiscent of Usher, fabulous beats, and the backing of his Odd Future homies, the 23-year old Californian is the total package. Watch out Treyz Songs, Ocean’s self-released debut, Nostalgia, Ultra, is bursting with potential that is sure to bring him to the forefront of the R&B scene.

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Album Review: Toro Y Moi – Underneath the Pine

With the release of his second full-length album, Underneath the Pine, it seems Chazwick Bundick, better known as Toro Y Moi, has figured it all out. While it maintains the dreamy ambience featured in Bundick’s debut, Causers of This, his sophomore release adds layers of live instrumentation to give this record a more complex and organic sound.

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Foster the People Open First U.S. Tour at SoHo

Singer Mark Foster, bassist Cubbie Funk, and drummer Mark Pontius comprise the core of Foster the People.

With over a million hits on YouTube and a single in the Top 15 of alternative radio, Foster the People have created quite a buzz with their laidback dance friendly jams. The Los Angeles based band kicked off their first U.S. tour in downtown Santa Barbara at Soho and legitimized all the hype with an electric show to a sold out crowd. Continue reading